Southern Methodist University — Lecturer, Professor of Practice, or Artist-in-Residence in Violin Performance

Division of Music


Lecturer, Artist-in-Residence, or Professor of Practice in Violin Performance
Position Number 50482; Anticipated start date 8/1/2020

The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University seeks an exceptional artist and teacher in the area of violin performance for a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Lecturer, Artist-in-Residence, or Professor of Practice. 

The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate private students; coach chamber music ensembles; collaborate with faculty and students in concert; recruit undergraduate and graduate students; and engage in a robust performance career. Additional responsibilities may include advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving as committee member for graduate exams or recitals; and serving as advisor or committee member for graduate theses. Chair administrative work may be required, as well as engaging in professional and university service, and building and maintaining professional relationships with orchestral directors in area schools. 

Master of Music degree (or professional equivalent); a minimum of five years professional performance experience in solo and chamber settings with international recognition and a strong commitment to the music of living composers; a record of excellence and innovation in instructional activities at the university level; successful experience leading a diverse team of faculty and teaching assistants; strong entrepreneurial, outreach, and communication skills.  

Submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation via the Interfolio link: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, but the committee will accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

The Division of Music
The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a professional, comprehensive educational institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world. Visit us at 

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations, and world-class performing arts centers. 

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